Summary: The card is not a bad deal at the price/performance ratio. Considering I'm upgrading from a GTX 430, its actually pretty nice. Why didn't it get a better review? Tech support (as the card would prevent my computer from booting till I found a solution online) is atrocious. They would ask the same question (even when it was explicitly answered before, let alone when the answer was in the form they made me fill out at the start), provided no solutions other than to send it...
Summary: A great video card to use and affordable price...Installing it on desktop was ease. Just make sure that your power is more than 400 Watts, and that your motherboard has a PCIEx16 slot that has space for it. Overall, the performance is great. Playing it on war hammer 4000, went smoothly. Still have to play it on Starcraft Heart of the Swarm.
Summary: The amount of options for graphic cards is overwhelming, I have a ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, Overclocked GPU and GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card Graphics Cards GTX680-DC2O-2GD5 on my main rig, and I had a PNY XLR8 GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express HDMI Graphics Card VCGGTX470XPB on the computer I left at my mom's for when I visit form a different city, but a friend borrowed that card and I...
First time buying a video card with a fan in ten years
2 August 2013
Summary: Summary: Perfectly quiet. Excellent performance. Automatically adjusts graphic settings for each game. Comes with power cable. When I first built a PC around 2000, I was paranoid about keeping all my components cool, and so I loaded up on fans. The result sounded like a vacuum cleaner. Ever since then, I've avoided putting fans in my PCs wherever possible. In my last PC, I ripped the fan off the stock CPU heatsink, and hung a 120mm fan over it, just to keep things quiet.
Summary: Pro's: works very well on my PCI-E 1.0 mother board, great performance for the cost, runs cool & quiet, good support from the Nvidia drivers, dual DVI monitor setup, simple setup Con's: NONE Note: Update the drivers it ships with right away.
Summary: I use this to drive 3 monitors on Ubuntu, and it works perfectly. It's not going to set any performance records for gaming, but it's good for the price. After messing around with AMD cards for the last several years, I was amazed at how quickly and easily I was able to get this working. The open source drivers work okay, but the Nvidia drivers recommended by Ubuntu perform better.
Summary: Overheats in about five minutes, even when greatly under-clocked. Then it throttles down until games become a slide show. I replaced it with a similar Asus card, and that runs 30 degrees cooler.